My Boy, the third solo record from acclaimed New Zealand singer/songwriter Marlon Williams, announces an artist emerging anew. Gone is the solemn, country-indebted crooner with the velvet voice – in his place comes a more playful, shape-shifting creature.
Following the release of his second album, 2018’s stunning portrait of a breakup, Make Way For Love, Williams’ toured the world, playing major festivals, and appearing on Conan and Later with Jools Holland. He forged a fledgling acting career, making a cameo in Oscar winning film A Star Is Born, and then major roles in films The True History of the Kelly Gang, Lone Wolf and current Netflix series Sweet Tooth. Williams’ has also become an in-demand collaborator, singing on stage with Lorde and Florence Welch, recording duets with Courtney Barnett, Paul Kelly, Yo-Yo Ma, releasing the Plastic Bouquet album with Kacy and Clayton, and making his first foray into composing with the film Juniper.
My Boy parlays this flush of worldly experience into a vivid, dynamic record as spirited, complex and kinetic as the unfolding life of its performer.